Adma-Opco inks $885 EPC deal with NPCC

Contract covers phase one of Lower Zakum Oil Lines Replacement project

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Adma-Opco has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth $885m (AED3.257bn) with the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) for the first phase of the Lower Zakum Oil Lines Replacement project.

The project is part of Adma-Opco’s Lower Zakum 100MBD programme aimed at enhancing the oil production capacity from Lower Zakum Field as part of its overall scheme to raise the company’s oil production from the current 600,000 bpd to around one million bpd by 2020.

Ali Al-Jarwan, Adma-Opco CEO, said: "It’s our pleasure to have NPCC with us in this highly significant project which requires maximum attention in terms of quality and HSE.

"In this particular project NPCC have demonstrated their competitive edge in terms of pricing, schedule and willingness to do the project and we assure them of our maximum cooperation to do the job successfully."

The entire project is in line with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s guidelines to ensure sustained oil production under Adnoc’s codes of practice on environment management.

Aqeel Madhi, NPCC CEO, added:  "We are delighted to continue our partnership with Adma-Opco, in once again one of the most challenging projects. Taking part in this project puts us in a very good position to address some of the (unconventional) and complex issues which requires a high-level of professionalism and expertise."

"This is an important project that will certainly add value to Adma-Opco’s operations. On our part, we are committed to complete the project to the best of Adma-Opco’s satisfaction."

Zakum Oil Lines Replacement Project is the third major EPC project awarded to NPCC by Adma – Opco within the last 12 months, the earlier being UMM LULU Package 1 and UMM LULU Package 2 Projects

The First Phase of Zakum Oil Lines Replacement Project consists of approximately 90km of oil pipelines replacement and associated wellhead towers modification. It fits within Adma-Opco’s strategy of replacing aged oil pipelines in the existing offshore fields with the objective of mitigating potential environmental risks; maximising asset lifetime and sustaining the oil production capacity.

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